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Published on June 23rd, 2017 | by adventuremag

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Federated Mountain Clubs calls for ‘The Remarkables National Park’

Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) is today launching its Remarkable Outdoors campaign headlined by a proposed new national park – ‘The Remarkables National Park’ in the Otago Southland high-country near Queenstown.

FMC President Peter Wilson states that, “the proposed park is a long-held dream of conservationists and recreationalists, notably Sir Alan Mark, who was one of the first to see the beauty and the botanical richness in our high-country tussock landscapes”.

The proposed park would span a vast area of Otago Southland including the watersheds of the Wye, Nevis, Waikaia and Pomahaka rivers, the iconic Remarkables Mountain Range, along with the Hector / Tapuae o Uenuku, Garvie, Old Man / Kopuwai and Old Woman ranges.

The Remarkables National Park would also be symbolic according to Mr Wilson, “We are forging a new consensus for conservation and outdoor opportunities in New Zealand currently. We see The Remarkables National Park as another step forward which would honour the past while providing for the future”.

The broader Remarkable Outdoors campaign contains a series of challenges for the public to put to politicians, “We want conservation and outdoor issues to be dinner table conversations around the country heading into the general election.” Mr Wilson stated,

“We are asking political parties for their responses directly, but we would also like our 20,000 members and the wider outdoor community to think about these challenges and put them to politicians that are seeking their vote”

The Remarkable Outdoors campaign challenges can be found here. The Remarkable National Park campaign page, including a full-colour booklet, photos and map for media use can be found here.

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